HMC Custom instruments are limited-edition builds, typically only built one or few at a time. They are distinguished by unique elements of craftsmanship, by the use of rare materials, and by the imagination that brought them to life, whether that was our own or that of our customer.
Chorded 12-Key | Segmented Drum
Guatemalan Rosewood | Wenge | Black Palm
Geo Bones | The Leaner
Chinese Rosewood | Zebrawood
Bird's Eye Maple | Rosewood
Geo Bones | Woven Wood
Guatemalan Rosewood | Wenge
Concert Chorded 14-Key | Decorative Brass Legs
Brazilian Rosewood | Ebony
Concert Chorded 14-Key | The Mask
Guatemalan Rosewood | Hawaiian Koa
Guatemalan Rosewood | Curly French White Ash
Padauk | Rainbow Sides
Chorded 12-Key | Stone Drum
Honduran Rosewood | Blue Granite | Black Onyx
Concert Chorded 14-Key Flames | Stone Drum
Honduran Rosewood | Polished Sandstone
Concert Chorded 14-Key | Stone Drum
Honduran Rosewood | Rainforest Marble | Ebony
Concert Chorded 14-Key | Mountains
Guatemalan Rosewood | Ziricote | Ebony
Concert Chorded 14-Key Ivy
Guatemalan Macacauba | Quilted Sapele | Ebony
Guatemalan Rosewood | Redwood Burl | Wenge
Guatemalan Rosewood | French White Ash | Ebony
Guatemalan Rosewood | Hawaiian Koa | Snakewood
Chorded 12-Key | Alien Inlay
Guatemalan Rosewood | Maple | Black Limba
Chorded 12-Key | Burnt Pillar Corners
Guatemalan Rosewood | Black Limba | Walnut
Chorded 12-Key | Owl Inlay
Guatemalan Rosewood | Black Limba | Ziricote
Concert Chorded 14-Key
Guatemalan Rosewood | Cocobolo | Wenge
Guatemalan Rosewood | Sapele | Wenge
Chorded 12-Key | Cartography Drum
Guatemalan Macacauba | Spalted Maple
Chorded 12-Key | Sunburst
Honduran Rosewood | Bubinga | Ebony
Wenge | Black Gold
Chorded 12-Key | Dragon Drum
Guatemalan Rosewood | Wenge | Black Limba
Guatemalan Rosewood | Ziricote | Ebony
4-Key Double Drum
Padauk | White Oak
People are often drawn to our custom instruments by their unique visual design elements. This is where we let our imaginations wander. HMC Custom pieces often represent a study of a certain visual form or pattern, perhaps inspired by an architectural design element or other work of art that captured our interest.
Another signature of HMC Custom pieces is the use of singular and visually notable materials. This could be a board with extraordinary figure, a particularly rare wood species, or a study in the use of stone or marble. Experimentation is in our DNA at Hardwood Music and material selection is no exception.
It’s most common for HMC Custom pieces to feature a Chorded design, either 12-Key, 14-Key, or 16-Key. That said, over the years we have crafted one-of-a-kind builds of nearly alo of our models. We are always happy to discuss requests for tunings in a specific key and have even composed new tunings inspired by such an inquiry.
How to Order
Interested in crafting an HMC Custom instrument of your own? We are here for you!
First, we invite you to browse the custom pieces below, both currently available and past work. Take note of forms, colors, and materials that are appealing to you.
If one of our currently available pieces speaks to you, look no further! You may complete your purchase below.
If you’d like to submit a design inquiry, we would love to hear from you! Please complete this form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include any notes about what inspires you. We will set up an appointment to discuss your inquiry over the phone and help you define your perfect instrument.
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us! We're constantly adding to our inventory, and we'd love to work with you to create a drum you love.
Prices below vary with the materials selected and with their visual and acoustic character.
See something you like? Until December 15th, we are offering an additional 15% off of any order if you're willing to have your instruments shipped in January, 2022. Contact Us about what instrument(s) interest you if you'd like to opt for 2022 delivery discount.